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  • n  the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  • n  (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • n  rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

  • There were numerous outstanding events: 1) The 400-metre hurdles race was won by George Taylor, Grinnell College, who reduced a world's record of 53 seconds to 52 610 .
  • Bonthron won his heat in the 800-metre run.
  • Mary Hoerger Platform dive Dorothy Poynton Hill 300-metre medley relay .
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  • Wired Space Photo of the Day: Green Flash on the Moon
    On Cerro Paranal, the 2600-metre-high mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert that is home to ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the atmospheric conditions are so exceptional that fleeting events such as the green flash of the setting Sun are seen relatively frequently. ...        
    June 18, 2013 - Wired News
  • Wescan Munro Lake Project winter drill program intersects visible gold & 67.1 grams per tonne over 1.00 metre
    Wescan Munro Lake Project winter drill program intersects visible gold & 67.1 grams per tonne over 1.00 metre
    June 17, 2013 - CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance
  • Soccer-Balotelli gives Pirlo-inspired Italy 2-1 win over Mexico
    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 (Reuters) - Andrea Pirlo celebrated his 100th international appearance in style by scoring from a 30-metre free kick as Italy began their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday. Mario Balotelli won the game for Italy with a 78th minute goal after Pirlo's majestic effort had put them ahead and Javier Hernandez levelled for Mexico ...
    June 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  • Fernando Alonso in The Canadian Press
    Then the safety car came out, which wasn't too good for us, but Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags,Alonso said. "We were a metre off each other, and he finished...
  • Haile Gebrselassie in RIA Novosti
    Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia said: "The pollution in China is a threat to my health and it would be difficult for me to run 42km. But I am not pulling out of the Olympic event in Beijing altogether. I plan to participate in the 10,000-metre...
  • Jimmy Rollins in 940 News
    I don't know what they look at,Rollins said, "but being a shortstop, that's No. 1.52-metre . Defence is first . Defence is always first."

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